This is an analysis of the poem Old Town Types No. 12 - Mrs Munn, The Nurse that begins with:

Mrs Munn, the midwife - Mother Munn they called her
Wallowed in the world's woes; sickness ne'er appalled her.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabXcXXd eeffggdD hhiibbdD jjcXkkdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 101011101110 100011101010 111100111100101 111101011101010 11110101110101 110101011100101 1101011111010 1110111101 10101110101 1010101011111 11010111110101 11110101110001 111000110111 1110101011111 11011101011101 1110011101 1010111101 01101011111 01110101010011 110011101010101 1001010110101 11010101111101 11011100110101 1110011101 101101101101 1101011110101 11111101110101 111101001100111 11111101111101 01010101110101 11010101011101 01110011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 445
  • Average number of words per stanza: 81
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 55 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; her, and, she are repeated.

    The author used the same word mrs at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines her is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word around at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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